Baš Bridge 3

Baš Bridge 3

View looking west at the Baç Bridge. It was constructed during the reign of the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I (AD 527–565).  It was originally built over the Berdan River but today, the river runs slightly to the east of the bridge.  It is 197 feet long and has three arches.  The embankment and dry pavement are modern constructions.


The Baç Bridge is located on the east side of the city of Tarsus.  It is also called the "Justinyen Köprüsü" = the Justinian bridge.  During the Ottoman Period caravans had to pay a toll to use the bridge—the word "baç" is the Turkish word for customs duty.  Because of modern construction, the bridge was put out of use.  It was restored in 1978.

Source of information: Baç Bridge. (2023, April 15). In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ba%C3%A7_Bridge